The State of Research communicated by Young Researchers
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|Chair: Donatella PAOLINO, University Magna Graecia of Catanzaro
Co-chairs: Daniele TORELLA, University Magna Graecia of Catanzaro, Marta FEROCI & Leonardo MATTIELLO, Sapienza University of Rome
Stefano ALCARO, University Magna Graecia of Catanzaro
Paolo CALICETI, University of Padova
Giovanni CUDA, University Magna Graecia of Catanzaro
Giovanni TOSI - CV, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
Today science, technology and innovation are the engine of development all over the world. In a complex and fast-changing world, researchers can contribute to face all big challenges ahead. For this reason, new generations of researchers and scientists are key to world’s future development.
NanoInnovation has always tried to promote science and research at all levels, to encourage exchanges between universities, research institutions and companies, to facilitate participation of early stage researchers in the scientific world, to support their careers and promote mentorship activities. For this reason, YoungInnovation, the special event dedicated to young researchers, will take place again during this edition.
Co-organized with University Magna Graecia of Catanzaro and Sapienza University of Rome, the three-days event will host a series of symposia where the state of research will be presented by young researchers, who daily work in laboratory to produce innovation. The focus of YoungInnovation is to evaluate the current status of the research. In particular, very innovative aspects will be analysed, ranging from life science, i.e precision and translational medicine, to material science.
Today, many research issues are becoming increasingly complex, and learning new perspectives on future research is a vital element for scientific progression. The event meets the need to encourage the exchange of ideas and to support young researchers in their activities.
Genetic Point of Care
The New Frontier of Bio-Technologies for Future Outbreaks Management
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|Chair: Sabrina CONOCI, University of Messina, CNR-IMM & Distretto Tecnologico Sicilia Micro e Nano Sistemi
Co-chairs: Fabrizio PIRRI, Polytechnic of Turin; Francesca FRASCELLA, Polytechnic of Turin; Leandro LORENZELLI, Bruno Kessler Foundation; Cecilia PEDERZOLLI, Bruno Kessler Foundation.
The pandemic infection caused by SARS-CoV-2 virus, currently affecting worldwide more than 129 million of people with more than 3 million of deaths (WHO March 28th, 2021 weekly report), has dramatically highlighted the importance of availability of technologies allowing rapid molecular diagnostic tests for timely prevention and control of outbreak.
In this context, the genetic point-of-care technologies (POCT) becomes very relevant offering the advantages to be fast, sensitive and specific, low cost and, above all, able to be used on-site by not-specialized people. Recent progresses in the development of POC devices including lab-on-a-chip (LOC) devices, lab-on-a-disc (LOAD) devices, miniaturized PCR devices, isothermal nucleic acid amplification (INAA) devices, microfluidic paper-based analytical devices (μPADs) and lateral flow devices. In this Special Session an overview of most innovative approaches for genetic point care technologies rapid test will be presented and discussed in a dedicated round table.
Electron Microscopy in Material Science in Italy
Opportunities, organization and networking
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Chairs: Vittorio MORANDI, CNR-IMM; Marco ROSSI, Sapienza University of Rome; Regina CIANCIO, CNR-IOM.
Il meeting ha lo scopo di fotografare l'attuale panorama della microscopia elettronica in trasmissione in scienza dei materiali in Italia, in termini di attività, progetti ed iniziative in corso, promuovere sinergie ed attività di networking e ragionare delle opportunità di coordinamento e di attività congiunte, in ambito scientifico, infrastrutturale e di formazione.
|MICROSCOPY, CHARACTERIZATION AND IMAGE ANALYSIS
Advances in Transmission Electron Microscopy
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Chairs: Marco VITTORI ANTISARI, NanoItaly Association
Ultrafast Electron Microscopy (UEM) is a newly developed experimental technique for nanoscale dynamic visualization of matter. UEM has been pioneered by Nobel Laureate Ahmed H. Zewail (Chemistry, 1999) and is based on a modified TEM coupled to a femtosecond pulsed laser. The technique combines the high spatial resolution of a TEM with the high temporal resolution of a pulsed laser, providing an enhanced spatiotemporal resolution of several orders of magnitude larger than conventional optical and electron techniques. For nanoscience, this approach has unique advantages with respect to conventional methods. The high versatility of this configuration can provide the direct probing of atomic motions, the real-space evolution of single particles, as well as the dynamics of low- and high-energy material excitations, such as plasmons and excitons.